Work-based learning workshop launched

27-07-2022 04:34 PM

Ammon News - Organized by the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel), a workshop entitled "Developing Standards for the Implementation of Work-Based Learning" was launched in the Dead Sea region on Wednesday, in cooperation with the Vocational and Technical Skills Development Commission (VTSDC).

Speaking to participants, VTSDC head, Raghda Faouri, said work-based learning is a main pillar that contributes to improving outcomes of training, vocational and technical education and providing young people with the skills needed to enter the labor market.

Faouri also combined theoretical background and practical practice in the workplace contributes to providing a high added value, highlighting national efforts aimed at raising the skills level in this regard.

In addition, she highlighted the need to take appropriate measures to advance Jordan's vocational and technical training sector, reduce costs for training providers, and meet the private sector's requirements for necessary career-based credentials.

For his part, acting director of "Qudra 2: "capacity" in Arabic " program, Zaid Qaisi, said the project aims to develop labor market skills for Jordanian youth and Syrian refugees, and strengthen public and private sectors' relations, which would finally lead to training and employing 2,000 young Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

Meanwhile, Enabel's media director, Ibrahim Nashawati, said the workshop aims to agree on work-based learning standards as a training method that was "highly successful" in many countries, based on the principle of multi-sectoral partnership.

Qudra 2 program is a 3-year regional initiative implemented by the Belgian Development Agency in several countries, including Jordan, with the aim of training about 2,000 young Jordanians and Syrian refugees in underprivileged areas on the professional, industrial and handicraft fields, based on labor market needs.

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